By Tom Sinclair
Updated June 14, 1996 at 04:00 AM EDT

This hoary Minneapolis singer-guitarist, who purportedly influenced everyone from Bob Dylan to Bonnie Raitt, skipped stardom on his way to becoming a hero. Returning with Stargeezer, a rootsy album of traditional folk and wry originals, Spider John Koerner shows that four decades of obscurity haven’t diminished his talent for making engaging music out of wholly familiar elements. B+